UN allocates US3.1m for peace building in Zim

CHIEF Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda and the UN Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli signed a USD 3.15 million agreement allocated by the UN Secretary-General to kick-start Peace Building Fund for Zimbabwe. The Fund is part of the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres’ initiatives of Peace and Democracy Facility – a mechanism for strengthening coordination and providing a dedicated space to interface between various national stakeholders on peace, reconciliation and governance reforms. At the signing ceremony held today at the Munhumutapa Government Building in Harare,…

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Gvt Applauds UN Investment In Zim’s Health Sector

ZIMBABWE’S Vice President, Kembo Mohadi has expressed gratitude to the massive investment the United Nations (UN) has extended towards the country’s health sector.   By Michael Gwarisa The local health sector is reeling from a plethora of challenges which include critical drugs shortages, recurring waterborne diseases and a demotivated workforce. Over the period 2016 to 2020, the UN has committed funds to the tune of US$400 million in various key areas including HIV and AIDS prevention, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH, poverty and hunger alleviation, gender and women empowerment among…

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Zim Faces Refugees Influx…UN Appeals For Assistance

HUMANITARIAN organisation, World Food Program (WFP) has warned of a possible increase in refugees flocking into Zimbabwe amidst indications that 6000 Mozambican refugees are already camped at the buffer zone between Zimbabwean and Mozambique awaiting relocation to Tongogara camp in Chipinge. By Michael Gwarisa According to WFP, due to clashes between Mozambican government forces and Renamo, and renewed insecurity in the Kasai Region of the  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an increased number of refugees entered the country in 2017. The situation if unabated, could lead to serious health problems…

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